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Popular cricketer Andrew Jones of New Zealand

by on November 9, 2012
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Popular cricket player of New Zealand Andrew-Howard-Jones

Andrew Jones, an ex-player of the New Zealand cricket team, who was a challenging batsman throughout his playing career and played in a total of 39 Test matches and 87 One Day International from 1987-1995. During his domestic career, Jones played for three provinces, namely Central District Stags, Wellington Firebirds and Otago Volts.

It was on 16th April, 1987 that Jones made his Test debut for his team. He was quite strong batsman and delivered rock-hard performance that take him on no.3 in the batting order wherein he played all the Test innings except of 4 of them. When he settled down in the playing, Jones was not easy to dismiss as a batsman which is evident from his score of over 140 in five of his 700s. Jones always demonstrated a strong feat against sub-continental teams such as India for which he scored 401 runs at an average of 50.13 while against the Sri Lankan team, Jones hit a score of 625 runs at an average of 62.50. In Wellington while playing against Sri Lanka, he acquired his highest Test score of 186.

Jones made a strong partnership with Martin Crowe and together acquired a score of 467: the highest partnership by any team for any wicket. Jones highest score of 93 came when he played against Bangladesh in Sharjah while in a total of 87 ODIs, he maintained an average of 35.69. He has scored 11 test half centuries and 7 test centuries. In ODI, Andrew claimed 25 half centuries. In ODI, Andrew scored 2784 runs whereas in test cricket, he scored 2922 runs. 

Jones was a good right handed batsman who established a great partnership with Martin Crowe in New Zealand cricket team. Jones was affable and had really admirable playing style as well. New Zealand cricket team has been quite lucky with their batting order as some really great players have evolved from this team over the past two decades. 

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